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By Misty - Posted on 03 May 2012
Great work on this one. Did I hear her say...
Well as this election process moves forward, I still find it strange that Romney is still not gaining large crowds at this point in his campaign rallies. Ron Paul has larger followings than Romney does! Lol hahahaha ---how weird is that? Lol Anyway, I know as the election gets closer to November, we will see the entire angry, homogenous group come slithering out of their hate filled holes lol—I am sure the loud voices and those who oppose President Obama will stand together in unity to defeat Obama. I am sure the faux media will be ramping it up as we get closer towards the election. I saw Mr. Hannity on fox TV discussing how terrible it was for the President to take credit for Osama Bin Ladin’s death (they feel that the military should be the only ones to take credit for it).
Hannity constrasted President Obama’s foreign policy to that of President Lincoln and Herbert Hoover as it relates to the military. Hannity’s argument is that the President should take blame for failures but give all credit for victory to the military forces because they took the risk of their lives. Hannity argued that President Lincoln did not take credit for the civil war but he did take ownership for the strategy that led to thousands of soldiers dying. What a wonderful way for them ( Hannity and his imps lol ) to frame the Obama victory with Bin Laden lol--- I wonder were they railing when President Bush declared victory in Iraq and said Mission Accomplished lol--- did President Bush get credit for the capture and death of Saddam Hussein?? I believe he was the one who announced when Saddam was captured in a hole lol—Did not Reagan take credit for the cold war?? Did not President Kennedy take credit for the nuclear confrontation with Russia building missiles in Cuba?? What is so wrong with President Obama taking credit for his decision making ability to have Bin Laden eliminated?? President Obama is not taking credit for the actual take down and attack; he is taking credit for the decision making process just as every other American President has done!!
The opponents’ strategy again is to silence the President on his extraordinary achievements. I pray and hope that the Obama administration does not run from his achievements despite the GOP’s desire to deny him of this victory. The idea that President Obama wants to turn this Country into a socialist Country is absurd !!---- If we look back at history, two Democratic Presidents were the engines for social and economic change, well maybe three ---John Kennedy? (President Franklin Roosevelt and President Lyndon Johnson). Lyndon Johnson was able to get the civil rights law and voting rights law passed, he restructured the immigration law to accommodate more minorities than European immigrants, he facilitated the educational system, and he implemented policies to help the poor. President Roosevelt was active in getting reforms for the banking system post the Depression; he did not use Austerity to bring the economy back from a depression; He used bold economic stimulus and reform to drive the economy back to stability. He implemented the social security for the elderly, poor and disabled, he supported the Union workers, he implemented reforms to help homeowners and farmers. President Herbert Hoover tried the Austerity method to reduce the debt and it exacerbated the deression. The end result of Roosevelt's massive reforms led to the largest middle class in American history. Somehow he knew that the everyday people were the drivers of the economy and he was right!!
Franklin Roosevelt quoted that---- “progressive government by its very terms, must be a living and growing thing, that the battle for it is never ending and that if we let up for one single moment or one single year, not merely do we stand still but we fall back in the march of civilization.”
Link from TPM. Looks like they are staying on offense here. They are going to be pushed around when it comes to such a huge success. Sorry, Fox News!
The Obama re-election campaign doesn’t appear fazed by attacks from the right about “politicizing” the killing of Osama bin Laden, and on Sunday remained on offense over what it said was one of the president’s accomplishments.
“The president hasn’t been spiking the ball,” said President Obama’s senior campaign adviser David Axelrod on ABC’s This Week. “This was the one-year anniversary. It’s part of his record. And it’s certainly a legitimate part of his record to talk about.” Axelrod said Obama followed through with his promise that catching the al-Qaeda leader would be a top priority. “And then he ordered a mission that was — was, frankly, risky, dangerous,” he said. “Bob Gates said it was one of the most courageous, one of the gutsiest decisions he’s ever seen a president make. And it turned out successfully.”
Axelrod was responding to an outside conservative group’s ad — hailed by Karl Rove and widely discussed in the conservative blogosphere — that utilizes ominous music to sharply attack Obama for taking credit for the killing of Bin Laden on the first anniversary last week. “Heroes don’t seek credit,” the ad said. “Heroes don’t politicize their acts of valor.”
“Yes, it’s the swift boating of the president,” the leader of the group told Mother Jones.
Republicans were particularly peeved that Obama’s campaign commercial about the killing quoted 2007 remarks from his likely opponent Mitt Romney saying it’s “not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars” to catch bin Laden. GOP lawmakers and strategists widely condemned the spot as an effort to “politicize” what should have been a moment of unity for the country. Romney responded that “any thinking American” in Obama’s position would have ordered the raid
...Either way, team Obama isn’t about to soft-pedal the killing.
“Mitt Romney condemned then-candidate Obama for saying that if he had intelligence and he didn’t have a — if he wasn’t going to ask the Pakistani government if he could take out Osama bin Laden, he would,” said Austan Goolsbee, a close Obama ally and former White House official, on the ABC roundtable Sunday. “The president did that. It strikes me as totally relevant whether the opposing candidate would do so now.”
Axelrod said that Obama is merely running on his record, and previewed an upcoming “advertising campaign” to tout the president’s achievements which will include “the fact that we’re safer today because bin Laden is gone.”
Good Kelly, I am glad!!
Well whata ya know, Old Mitten had between three to seven hundred supporters in Ohio!! Lol--- His campaign considered that a “tremendous turnout” lol – now to be fair to Mitt Romney that is Uber good compared to the less than hundred that used to show up to his rallies during the campaign lol hahaha—I guess we are seeing the faithful angry people starting to mobilize lol--- unbelievable how the right wing can distort 14,000 as a poor turnout but make 500 to 700 a tremendous turnout lol hahaha------
Also, Marco Rubio commented that the “President is not acting like his normal self”, he says the President is obsessed with being re—elected; he expressed that President Obama has lost that unique quality that helped him to “stand out” – Also Rubio quoted that the President said “He was going to be a post-partisan uniter to bring Americans together. And three and half years later, the president has become just like anybody else in Washington, and in his obsessive effort to win his re-election, he has lost himself and he has lost what makes him different."
On another note, I am not liking the poll numbers that have Romney tied to the President. Also, Romney is seeing his poll numbers increase in battleground states, and among independents. Oh well this is going to be a close election!!
I thought they were dumb for going after crowd size when it was clear Obama draws much larger crowds than Romney, but to do it on a day which they know Romney is going to be hosting a rally that would be only a small fraction of the size? Idiots. I'm starting to think Darwin's theory of evolution might be right, there are clearly still going to be people out here that will remain slow and behind the pack.
Obama in governing mode has been (at least until recently) more like just another politician. He has recently really started to assert himself, with which strategy I believe most of us here agree. But Obama as a CAMPAIGNER is just about unbeatable.
Romney has more than an uphill climb... he has an Everest to overcome.
Maybe Obama as a campaigner is unbeatable. I am less sure about his team. The video at the top of this site is good, but it's pretty limited. No one knows this spokeswoman; I don't know who is going to see this.
Republicans have managed to put Obama on the defensive about killing Osama Ben Ladin (sp?), with a double pronged attack: Obama is boastfully taking too much credit on the anniversary and anyone in his position would have given the order. Mainstream media picked it up as part of Obama's bad week (Yahoo's Jeff Greenfield, veteran network guy did a column; he is presumably neutral but historically a bit too eager to give the far right press equal time, even when it has nothing).
Where is the counter message from surrogates. Where is the blasting back on this issue?
Obama on same-sex marriage (with a helping hand from Joe Biden -- who did everything wrong on this issue compared to Dick Cheney who did everything right in handling his differences with George Bush on the exact same issue) has managed to make himself look wimpy and disingenuous. The Democrats worst self-inflcited wound since "Ann Romney never worked a day in her life." This one may even be worse, since no one is going to vote or give money on whether or not Ann Romney had a rough life but LOTS of votes and money are going to rest on same-sex marriage.
Earlier this week, Romney took credit for giving Obama the advice on how to save the auto industry. It's a patent lie, but I don't see one Obama political ally or press pundit shooting back. ("This proves that Mr. Romney does his best work out of office, second guessing real leaders, and taking credit for things he never did. All Americans should work together to keep Mr. Romney where he can do the most good for America: out of office doing interviews"). Or SOMETHING.
I shouldn't be surprised. We are still waiting for the White House "rapid response" team to start countering right wing campaign lies about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)... which began in spring of 2010.
Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, and Ed Schultz (MSNBC) can't carry this alone. I HATE sending money to the Obama campaign, knowing that they have people on the payroll (making salaries you and I can only dream of) whose job it is to formulate the message and "out message" the GOP. They're little leaguers -- who are paid like big leaguers -- and when they aren't getting their butts kicked by the GOP are kicking their own butts.
560,643 have seen the video at the top.
No one knows this spokeswoman.
At one time nobody knew Obama.
Quick... no peeking. What's her name?
How's this, Tom?
Love the vid, but I saw it in KOS via you on RFO -- minor sites, alas. Romney's claim was and is on ABC and elsewhere and as of today I don't see mainstream blowback. Why are we whispering in the Colosseum?
You have a point and, although I sound like a jonny-one-note on the message issue, I admit the WH and Dems are "messaging" better than they were in 2010 (what choice did they have). They wil never stop Fox or Limbaugh from doing what they do but they have got to reduce right wing spew from becoming "a legitimate question"on CNN, Yahoo news, AP, and even NBC and the like. Does Obama wear a flag pin, was he born in Kenya, anyone could have got Bin Laden. They still need to badger press outlets, get smarter spokespersons out there, and frigging coordinate the message.
I am glad Obama is now full out for same-sex marriage, but how in heaven's name does Biden get caught off script on national TV on same-sex marriage -- two days before the North Carolina primary vote to ban same-sex marriage?
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